“We had a fantastic four nights in this beautiful cottage.”
It is perfectly located in the picture postcard town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with a number of pubs, cafe's and shops right on the doorstep. There are also some lovely walks which start from the town and meander through villages, countryside and woodland. It's also a short car journey to Bourton-on-the-Water and the Cotswold Wildlife Park; both well worth a visit.
The pictures don't really do justice to just how pretty and homely the cottage is. We loved sitting around the farmhouse kitchen table for our big family dinners and a glass of wine (or two!). We were very pleased to find some milk in the fridge and a few teabags on our arrival. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are relatively spacious for a cottage.
The stairs are not too steep so generally suitable for young children and elderly. The garden has a big heavy gate so we weren't particularly worried about our youngster getting out onto the main road. At our request, a standard push down travel cot was provided. *Bring your own travel cot mattress if you have one as, like all travel cots, the base is quite hard.* Also provided was an IKEA high chair; perfect for any age feeding baby.
Just a few things to be aware of:
Parking is on the road outside. It's free but there are limited spaces. We had three cars but didn't have any problems parking over the week.
The ceilings are very low, especially in the kitchen. My husband is 6ft 5in which meant a bit of neck ache for him.
There really isn't much of a garden, and what there is doesn't get any direct sunlight.
The shower (over the bath) on the first floor family bathroom was a little tricky to get the right temperature. We had to make sure the Hive was on and the temperature setting on the shower was at a certain point. Maybe some clearer instructions would be helpful.
The single bedroom does get noise from passing traffic because a main road runs right past the cottage. However, it's an acceptable level of noise considering it is located in the centre of town.